By Staff Reports
(Victorville)–An annual U.S. Pacific Fleet humanitarian and civic assistance mission designed to work by, with and through host and partner nations, non-government organizations and international agencies to build partnerships and a collective ability to respond to natural disasters. Serves: South Pacific & South East Asia
A humanitarian and civic assistance deployment comprised of U.S. military personnel, partner nations’ forces and civilian relief volunteers that provide medical, dental and veterinary care, in addition to training for military personnel and valuable services to communities in need. Serves: Caribbean & Latin America
World Vets sends veterinary professionals on board these missions and in turn contributes veterinary manpower and skills to accomplish the mission`s objectives. For the 2013 missions, we are looking to fill two photojournalist volunteer positions – one on Pacific Partnership and another on Continuing Promise – to document the veterinary work and activities of our teams. See pictures from past missions here
Volunteer photojournalists will live, sleep and travel on board a US Navy ship similar to World Vets team. However, veterinary work will take place on shore in host nations. Photojournalists will need to commit to the entire mission (i.e. 31 May – 13 Aug, 2013*). They are also subject to the same health requirements as veterinary volunteers.
General expectations: 150 – 300 high resolution photographs per country according to World Vets photographic guidelines and a minimum of 2 to 3 story write ups per country to reflect the veterinary work accomplished and/or impact that was made. Volunteer photojournalists will be responsible for international airfare and any visas, however room and board is provided for the duration of the mission as well as airport to ship transfer per designated embarkation point. World Vets will provide uniform shirts for on board the ship.
Prospective photojournalist applicants will be required to submit a current resume and examples of their work via links to a personal website, blog, flickr account, dropbox etc. If we do not receive any examples of your photographic work, we will not be able to consider you. Your information can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. The volunteer positions are open to freelance photojournalists as well as students majoring in photojournalism. The application deadline is January 13th, 2013.